LED light eyelashes

Strange yet very unique! That’s how I would describe LED eyelashes.

LED eyelashes by Soomi Park

LED eyelashes by Soomi Park

What exactly are LED eyelashes?

I asked myself that same question when I was forwarded the idea to write a blog on it. LED ( light emitting diode) eyelashes are pretty much artificial lashes that light up! Their purpose is to emphasize the eyes and make them appear bigger. They’re equipped with a sensor that allows you to turn the lights on or off simply by tilting your head and were created by an artist, Soomi Park from Seoul.

Photo shoot by Minsoo Kang Model by Soomi Park

Photo shoot by Minsoo Kang Model by Soomi Park

Personally I wouldn’t mind wearing some flashy lashes for Halloween or some kind of crazy dress up event. Daily wear? I don’t think so. Don’t get me wrong the design and idea behind them is great, it just seems a little too drastic for my taste. It would be cool to try on a pair of these lashes, do your daily routine and check out the reactions from people around you. I also watched a video on them and they looked very cute on the model, though i’m unsure how safe it is having those lights flashing so close to your eyes. See for yourself: httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5484m-tCeA&feature=player_embedded

I doubt an LED eyelash invasion will happen, but it’s always nice to be informed on different beauty inspired trends out there. Many women worldwide go to great extremes to correct flaws they see or emphasize beauty assets, so in reality who are we to judge what others perceive as beautification methods. Speak for yourself and post your response towards LED eyelashes!

love your pumps

Love high-heeled shoes?!

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The majority of women sure do, for very good reasons too. Go try on a pair of sleek and tall leather stilettos and tell me you don’t automatically feel sexier. Not there yet? here’s a few other reasons why heels rock.

Whether you’re short or tall heels add height.

here come the twins ;)
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This gives you a longer appearance, emphasizing your legs. Heels will make your legs appear long and slim and give a lift to your butt as well.

Sex appeal. High heels exude femininity. .

Fishnets and Lipstick
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Since they elongate and accentuate your body, there’s not may guys out there who can resist a confident female in a sexy pair of heels.

Majority of models are pros at strutting their stuff in the sexiest of heels. A good pair of heels can take a plain outfit and add that extra splash it was missing.

Style is another plus with heels.


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Not just in appearance but also in the way you walk.

There’s the top three reasons to love your pumps, wedges, boots, or stilettos! Just don’t overdo it by wearing them daily, since that can lead to pain or serious problems with your back, legs, and feet.

Last minute Halloween costume ideas for couples

Hey guys! Halloween is pretty much right around the corner and if any of you are like me, you probably still don’t have a costume ! No worries here’s a few ideas for you and your sweetheart or you and your best girl to try out. The best part is these costumes are pretty much DIY to save you money. Hope you like them!

The Shining Grady twins

You two will surely be unique with this costume. All you’ll need are matching blue dresses ( which can possibly be found at a local thrift store), black shoes with knee-high white socks, fake blood to splash on the dress, and a bow or hair clip. Grady Twins credit: darren131

Cheerleaders

This ones pretty simple and can be worn with more people. All you’ll need are same color skirts and tops you can even buy white and sew or glue lettering on them, pom poms, and tennis shoes. Don’t forget the pigtails!

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Daphne & Velma from Scooby Doo

This is a cute and colorful idea! For Daphne you’ll need : a violet short dress, an apple green scarf, pink tights, clear purple shoes, and an orange wig. Velma will need the following: orange turtleneck sweater, short red skirt, orange socks, red shoes, a brown short wig, and big, dorky glasses. Daphne Velma scooby doo

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80’s kids costume

This ones super funky and pretty simple. The look you’re going for is bright neon colors, big off- the shoulder sweater, bright colored leggings, bangles or other colorful accesories, bright blue eyeshadow and pink lipstick, and most important BIG hair! Tease the hell out of your hair and there you go. Fashion Central

photo credit: es0teric“80’s girl, meets 80’s guys.”

Bonnie & Clyde

Notorious bank robbers and lovers. All you’ll need for Bonnie : pinstripe suit or skirt, white cuffed shirt, a fedora, black pumps and add bag full of play money. Clyde will need: pinstripe suit, dressy black shoes, a black fedora and a toy machine gun. Tanja & Nikita Wedding

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Homer & Marge Simpson

A simple and easy classic, if you don’t mind your hair being blue for one day! Marge will need: a green strapless dress, a pearl necklace and blue wig. You can also tease your hair and use lots of hairspray to get the Marge “do” . Homer needs: a white short sleeved polo, blue jeans ,a bald head ( you can purchase a bald-wig cap) and you could carry around a donut or beer mug for added effect! Marge Simpson

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Zombies

You’re dressing up as the undead which leaves you with many options. You could be zombie prom king and queen, zombie cheerleaders, or even wear your regular clothes. The thing that makes the zombie outfit complete is the makeup. You can purchase a Halloween make up kit at various drugstores or Halloween specialty stores and use the colors on your face and skin. Get some fake blood to splash on your clothes and body as well.

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Don’t forget the easiest costume ever

Purchase some kind of animal ears (kitty, tiger, rabbit..) match your makeup accordingly, check your wardrobe for something to wear ( you can actually get away with wearing your regular clothes) and you’re done! Just a few cheap and simple ideas, I’d love to hear any do it yourself costumes you have done or plan on using! Happy Halloween!

10 Great Halloween Makeup Tutorials

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Halloween is almost here! You dont have to go out and spend a load of cash on a costume when you can simply use makeup to create spooky, sexy, and cute costumes. Here are 10 diy halloween makeup video tutorials for you to enjoy! Special thanks to all authors of these great videos!

Geisha Halloween Makeup Video

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDUlcgDfYTo&feature=youtube_gdata

Leopard Mask Halloween Makeup Video

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYLKghaYHaA&feature=youtube_gdata

Zipper Eyes Halloween Makeup Video

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LydTN9bqoYc&feature=channel

Sexy Vampire Halloween Makeup Video

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPpCQf_dyk0&feature=youtube_gdata

Rag Doll Halloween Makeup Video

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwEXbCgGaRA&feature=youtube_gdata

Corpse Bride Halloween Makeup Video

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCZqxYPC2Gw&feature=related

Witch Halloween Makeup Video

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oiQSxjS1i0&feature=youtube_gdata

Day of the Dead Sugar Skull  Halloween Makeup Video

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMeN_08Uskg

Forest Fairy Halloween Makeup Video

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2pSJQ6Jt_8&feature=youtube_gdata

Masquerade Ball Halloween Makeup Video

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UacssCMRr3I&feature=youtube_gdata

So now hopefully you have some ideas for this halloween!

Do you have a favorite Halloween makeup?

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How to prevent and treat bacne

Bacne or Backne is acne that appears on your back, this post is about how to prevent it and get rid of it if you already have it.

Most often bacne happens because of a moist environment, that’s why showering after vigorous activity is a daily ritual you must do to heal and prevent it. Here are a few steps you can follow to get rid of bacne and make sure it doesn’t return.

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get rid of bacne

-make it a daily habit to wash your back with soap and water to prevent new bacne.
-use a bodywash specially formulated for acne. Some are gentle enough to be used daily.

Here’s a couple ones I like, Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash, Pink Grapefruit ($7.99 at drugstores) , Phisoderm Anti-Blemish Body Wash($17.99 pack of three amazon.com).

– Perspiration is the perfect aid in bacne showing up, battle it by showering after any physical activity.
-exfoliate with an abrasive sponge or loofah once a week to get rid of any dead layers of skin or dirt/ bacteria within your pores.
-if you have a severe case of bacne consult your dermatologist to get a prescription with benzoyl peroxide in it.

-don’t pick or pop zits as this will cause the spread of bacne causing bacteria and sometimes scarring.
-avoid eating too much grease since the oil attracts germ causing bacteria to infect your pores and cause acne.
-moisturize with an oil-free lotion such as Clean & Clear Oil-Free Dual Action Moisturizer ($6.49 at drugstores).
There’s a few tips to follow and products you can purchase. You can test various products and see which work best for you.


Two homemade recipes to clear up bacne naturally.

Just a couple natural options you can try and see which work best!

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Squeeze one grapefruit into a bowl with 1 1/2 cups of white sugar and 1/2 cup of coarse sea salt.

Massage into the affected areas, then pat dry.

Use this as a scrub once a week to get rid of acne-causing bacteria.

21/365 if you think that a kiss is all in the lips
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Squeeze 1 teaspoon of lemon juice in a bowl. Use cotton or a q-tip to soak up some juice and apply it over the affected area.Leave on over night and rinse in the morning. If you feel the lemon solution is too strong dilute it with water or leave it on for ten minutes rather than overnight.
There’s no excuses now, all you have to do is remember the number one rule; good hygiene will keep bacne at bay.

Great skin forever

Regardless of age all women should protect their skin daily.

Our skin is one of the most sensitive parts of our body and certain damage from smoking, the sun and other free radicals in the air can suck your skins vitality and leave it totally parched.

Even if your skin looks perfectly smooth and radiant you should NOT forget to pamper it and protect it.

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Damage caused to your skin goes deep beyond the eye can see.

Let’s start with the obvious culprit;  the sun.

Sunburn
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Beautiful, warm sunny days at the beach are popular to many of us. I’m sure most if not all of you know SPF is a must for a day at the beach, but it’s actually recommended to use it daily. All 365 days. Even if the suns rays are subtle they can still cause damage to your skin.

There’s even moisturizers with SPF already in them a couple of my favorites are; clinique superdefense SPF 25 age defense moisturizer ($42.50 clinique.com) and Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer, SPF 30 ($17.99 available at drugstores).

Excessive smoking and drinking will also affect your skin.

( not to mention the rest of your organs). So if you make a habit of boozing and smoking, STOP!!!

Portrait #119 - Périne/Mallory - Friendly smoking -
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Smoking and drinking constricts blood vessels which affects your blood and oxygen flow. It also makes skin loose it’s elasticity and will make it look dry and dull, and will cause premature wrinkles to appear. You’ve been warned!

Avoid eating processed and sugary / salty foods.

They don’t just bloat you but they also break down collagen which is vital to prevent saggy skin.

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Ditch those foods for antioxidant-rich foods I.e. Nuts, berries, veggies.

Excercise daily!


Paris - Luxembourg park Corredora
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This will knock out two at once, 1.prevent stress 2. Prevent wrinkles.

Working out regularly will help you feel better inside and out, and help keep skin firm and glowing.

H20.

Reverse Osmosis & Tangled Hair
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Drinking the recommended amount of water ( which varies depending on weight, physical activity and surroundings..) will keep your skin healthy and seriously help stop the aging process. Water flushes out all your toxins and keeps you hydrated.

Hydrated skin is healthy skin.

Get your recommended beauty sleep.


Sleeping beauty
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Sleep helps your body recharge as well as prevent any illnesses. Maintaining a constant sleep pattern will help your skin looking healthy inside and fresh on the surface.

There you go, six tips to follow for beautiful healthy skin.

Follow these rules daily and you will love the results, and remember in order to be beautiful on the outside you must start from within.

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